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El Huacatay

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Urubamba, Peru
+84 201790 / +84 9676876
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming simple restaurant, good food.

After being stranded in the Tambo Del Inca hotel for a few days, due to a protest, we decided to check out this famed restaurant in small town of Urubamba. The restaurant is charming with an outdoor area, a small oasis. Service is kind and attentive. The food is good and creative. Quite a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Guilherme R
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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175 reviews 175 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After being stranded in the Tambo Del Inca hotel for a few days, due to a protest, we decided to check out this famed restaurant in small town of Urubamba. The restaurant is charming with an outdoor area, a small oasis. Service is kind and attentive. The food is good and creative. Quite a pleasant experience. Would go back.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We made a stop on El Huacatay back from visiting the ruins in Ollantaymbo and before getting back to our hotel, it was a great place to relax, have a pisco sour and enjoy excellent food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went for lunch with my Peruvian brother in law. We had been before. But everything he ordered they didn't have. They recommended a dish which he ordered and then they returned and said it was not available. We orderd peruvian Cabernet wine and they didn't have it. Then a Malbec and again nada ! Overall the food was good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great lunch here while visiting the valley. We lingered longer than we needed to, but the food was very good and the atmosphere relaxed. It's local ingredients, but more creative preparation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

So unexpected. Opened the door to a small courtyard filled with trees & flowers and tables. We sat outside. Our lunch was delicious. Lama steak, very tender, sweet potato ravioli with a chilantro sauce. Quinoa and roasted vegetables.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very well balanced tastes. The lomo de alpaca is just unbelievable. Desserts are also very good, the fried chocolate truffles a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were recommended to eat here by friend and we were not disappointed. The food was great and reasonably priced and the atmosphere and service was very good. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to people travelling in Urubamba.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I sat with friends and watched as they finished the meals they had ordered and I sat with nothing. Totally poor service and no apology.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

El Huacatay was a quick 10 minute walk from our hotel, the Tambo Del Inka. I would recommend reservations at this restaurant as it does get busy and it has the BEST food in Urubamba! We were a group of 8, 4 adults and 4 children. We had a combination of drinks, appetizers, vegetarian and meat entrees and dessert. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We just finished a truly unique dinner at El Huacatay in Urubamba, Peru. Appetizers of coconut shrimp and fried mushroom ravioli were very good. Excellent choices (and a risk for us) were the Alpaca steak and alpaca lasagna. The side dishes included grilled pears in a brandy glaze and quinoa risotto. Those were fabulous. The place is hidden in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Urubamba, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Cusco Region  >  Sacred Valley  >  Urubamba
  • Phone Number: +84 201790 / +84 9676876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?